Council Members




Dr Jim Moore
President PCCS, GP, GPSI Cardiology, Gloucestershire

Dr Moore studied medicine in Edinburgh before moving to Gloucestershire to work as a GP principal. He has an interest in cardiology and cardiovascular disease, particularly those aspects that are relevant to Primary Care and contributes regularly to related educational events across the UK. He is President of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society.

Dr Moore was involved in the development of the Primary Care based Gloucestershire Heart Failure service where he continues to work as a GPwSI.

He continues to represent Primary Care in the cardiovascular arena at both a local and national level. He has provided cardiovascular clinical support to local commissioning organisations for over ten years and remains actively involved in commissioning local cardiology services chairing the Circulatory Clinical Programme Group for Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). He was Clinical Lead for the community based West of England AHSN Stroke Prevention in AF project: Don’t wait to anticoagulate.

Dr Moore previously served on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure and was a member of the NICE Chronic Heart Failure Guideline committee (2018). He currently sits on the National Heart Failure Audit Steering group.

Helen Williams

Consultant Pharmacist for Cardiovascular Disease, South London, UK National Clinical Adviser for AF, AHSN Network Clinical Director for AF, Health Innovation Network Clinical Lead for Cardiovascular Disease, Southwark and Lambeth CCGs

Dr Richard Blakey

MBBS Dip.Card PCCS Board Member; Atrial Fibrillation and Community Heart Failure Lead, Kent, Sussex & Surrey Academic Health Science Network; GPSI Cardiology TCCS / ESH NHS Trust; CVD and Renal Lead Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG, Chairman; Director

Beverley Bostock
Nurse Practitioner

Beverley’s clinical role is that of nurse practitioner for long term conditions at Mann Cottage Surgery in the Cotswolds. She has worked in general practice since 1984 in both rural and urban practices. As a nurse prescriber Beverley has a particular interest in the pharmacological management of long term conditions. In her teaching role as Education Lead at Education for Health, Warwick Beverley writes and delivers education on diabetes, respiratory conditions, cardiovascular disease and musculoskeletal problems. Beverley supports and mentors students (nurses, GPs, pharmacists, paramedics etc.) through their academic studies at diploma, degree and masters level. This education role ensures she keeps up to date with latest developments. Beverley writes extensively for the nursing press in a range of peer-reviewed journals. Examples include ‘Cardiac implications of drugs used to treat type 2 Diabetes’ (British Journal for Cardiac Nursing); ‘Dual Bronchodilators in COPD’ (Independent Nurse) and ‘Reflection for Revalidation’ (Practice Nurse). She is also a reviewer for publications such as the British Journal for Cardiac Nursing and the Primary Care Respiratory Journal. In November 2016 Beverley became editor in chief of the British Journal of Primary Care Nursing – www.bjpcn.com Beverley is a guest lecturer at Imperial College London on the MSc in preventive cardiology and is a regular speaker at national conferences such as ‘Best Practice in Nursing’, ‘Primary Care Nursing Expo’, the Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal Conference and the Primary Care Respiratory Society conference. She is also the nurse representative on the committee of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society.

Dr Paul Ferenc

GP and GPwSI in Cardiology, Worcestershire

Professor Ahmet Fuat

PCCS Council Member and former PCCS President Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiology, Durham University, GP, GP Appraiser and GPSI Cardiology

Dr Matthew Fay

GP The Willows Medical Practice, Bradford GPwSI at Westcliffe Cardiology Service Chief Clinical Director Affinity Care

Professor Michael Norton
MB, BCh, BAO, MRCGP, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lond), Dip Sync (RCPI)

Professor Michael Norton is a Consultant Community Cardiologist and Visiting Professor of Community Cardiology based in the North East of England. Michael runs the Dept. of Community Cardiology in Sunderland. He is also the Deputy Medical Director of the North East Ambulance Service and is clinically active in pre-hospital emergency medicine. Michael has significant experience in syncope and related disorders having worked for over eighteen years (six as head of Department) within the Falls & Syncope Service at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. Michael’s main clinical and research interests are cardiovascular risk reduction, neuro-cardiovascular syncope and cardiac arrest. He is a director and national council member of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society. He is also the co-founder of Cardioproof, a community interest company, which aims to improve survival from cardiac arrest by increasing bystander CPR and use of public access defibrillators.

John Campbell
Nurse Practitioner
Teesside

John works as a nurse practitioner with specialist interest in cardiology in a busy primary care practice in Teesside. As well as providing acute minor ailments service, John maintains a role with patients with a range of long-term cardiac conditions and has special interest in atrial fibrillation.

John spent 6 years as a nurse consultant developing nurse-led services including thrombolysis in Accident and Emergency, Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic, and Nurse-led Myocardial Perfusion Service, and contributed to the national development of extended nurse prescribing from its introduction in 2002.

John has worked in primary care since 2012 and was a member of the national guideline development group with the updating of the NICE guidelines for Atrial Fibrillation that were published in June 2014.

Trudie Lobban
Patient Representative
Hampshire

Trudie Lobban MBE, FRCP Edin, established STARS (Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures) charity following the diagnosis of her daughter with RAS and at the request of her paediatric neurologist in 1993. STARS has developed into an international non-profit organisation and Trudie is recognised worldwide as a patient expert on syncope and unexplained loss of consciousness.

Trudie was instrumental in organising and campaigning to introduce new standards in the UK for arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death with the successful launch of an extra chapter in the National Service Framework on Coronary Heart Disease by the government and Department of Health in the UK in 2004/5. Trudie went on to establish the Arrhythmia Alliance - The Heart Rhythm Charity®: working together to improve the diagnosis, treatment and quality of life for all those affected by arrhythmias.

A-A is a coalition of charities, patient groups, patients, carers, medical groups, policy makers, politicians, government officials and allied professionals. Although these groups remain independent, they work together under the A-A umbrella to promote timely and effective diagnosis and treatment of arrhythmias.

In 2007, due to the high demand for information and resources on atrial fibrillation, Trudie launched the AF Association.

Trudie has provided a unique partnership between healthcare professionals, politicians, policy makers, patients and caregivers and allied professionals. Trudie was recognized for her Services to Healthcare when being made a Member of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in 2009.

The Charities Commission has congratulated her on providing such a service. All three charities are now international and established in more than 40 countries; Trudie is President/Chair internationally.

She was recognised for her contribution to medicine when she was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians.

Trudie is Chair or member of numerous Advisory Boards both nationally and internationally and is author/co-author of numerous publications and research projects. She sits on many committees – NICE, NHS, PHE, NICOR, NIHR, NHS SCIP, NCSPLC, AF Screen, BHRS & BCS Council, and numerous research committees – the only non-medical person to do so. Her services are called upon globally where she presents or contributes on the importance of patient involvement and HCP education to improve outcomes in the patient care pathways and delivery of health services. She is also an author and co-author of numerous medical papers relating to cardiac arrhythmias.

Trudie has authored and co-authored numerous papers, appeared in many journals, written a chapter for ‘Cardiology Clinics’ as well as involvement in countless media outlets. She has been interviewed on numerous TV and radio in the UK and globally including Australia, Argentina, Uruguay, Italy and media tours of USA talking on syncope, AF and arrhythmias. Trudie regularly meets with government officials, ambassadors, health ministers, royalty and Prime Ministers as well as Members of the European Parliament to highlight the need for improved services for people with cardiac arrhythmias and those delivering the service.